Dolphin does not save panel states

System:
Kernel: 5.15.31-1-lts arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.2.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-lts
root=UUID=c004acea-73f0-4fe1-9afc-7ab18ce1c3d0 rw [email protected]
rd.udev.log_priority=3 resume=UUID=9fe8a18c-c187-4926-a066-abf6cb90876a
loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.24.3 tk: Qt v: 5.15.3 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Desktop Mobo: MSI model: MSI X58 Pro-E (MS-7522) v: 3.0
serial: <superuser required> BIOS: American Megatrends v: 8.14B8
date: 11/09/2012
CPU:
Info: model: Intel Core i7 930 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Nehalem
family: 6 model-id: 0x1A (26) stepping: 5 microcode: 0x1D
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 tpc: 2 threads: 8 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 256 KiB desc: d-4x32 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 1024 KiB desc: 4x256 KiB
L3: 8 MiB desc: 1x8 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 1776 high: 2208 min/max: 1600/2801 boost: enabled
scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 1632 2: 1623
3: 1649 4: 1672 5: 1621 6: 1689 7: 2115 8: 2208 bogomips: 44911
Flags: ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Vulnerabilities:
Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
Type: l1tf
mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
Type: mds status: Vulnerable: Clear CPU buffers attempted, no microcode;
SMT vulnerable
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
Type: spec_store_bypass
mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
Type: spectre_v1
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
Device-1: NVIDIA GM204 [GeForce GTX 970] driver: nvidia v: 510.54
alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 16
bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:13c2 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: Logitech Webcam B500 type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo
bus-ID: 1-4:4 chip-ID: 046d:0807 class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter>
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 1.21.1.3 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X:
loaded: nvidia gpu: nvidia display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3840x1080 s-dpi: 101 s-size: 966x272mm (38.03x10.71")
s-diag: 1004mm (39.51")
Monitor-1: DP-1 pos: primary,left res: 1920x1080 dpi: 102
size: 480x270mm (18.9x10.63") diag: 551mm (21.68") modes: N/A
Monitor-2: HDMI-0 pos: primary,right res: 1920x1080 dpi: 94
size: 520x290mm (20.47x11.42") diag: 595mm (23.44") modes: N/A
OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 510.54
direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: Intel 82801JI HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:3a3e
class-ID: 0403
Device-2: NVIDIA GM204 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 02:00.1
chip-ID: 10de:0fbb class-ID: 0403
Device-3: Logitech Webcam B500 type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo
bus-ID: 1-4:4 chip-ID: 046d:0807 class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter>
Device-4: JMTek LLC. USB PnP Audio Device type: USB
driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 5-1:2 chip-ID: 0c76:161e
class-ID: 0300
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.31-1-lts running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.48 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Intel Wireless 7265 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:095a class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp4s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: e800
bus-ID: 06:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp6s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 6-1:2 chip-ID: 8087:0a2a class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: down
bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes
address: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 3.4 TiB used: 652.51 GiB (18.7%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Western Digital
model: WD10EZEX-00WN4A0 size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B
logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter>
rev: 1A01 scheme: MBR
ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Seagate model: ST2000DM008-2FR102
size: 1.82 TiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s
type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: 0001 scheme: MBR
ID-3: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 vendor: Seagate model: ST500LX005-1CW162
size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B
speed: 3.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 5400 serial: <filter> rev: LVD1
scheme: GPT
ID-4: /dev/sdd maj-min: 8:48 vendor: Crucial model: CT240BX500SSD1
size: 223.57 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s
type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 041 scheme: MBR
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 206.39 GiB size: 206.39 GiB (100.00%)
used: 114.87 GiB (55.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdd1 maj-min: 8:49
ID-2: /home raw-size: 206.39 GiB size: 206.39 GiB (100.00%)
used: 114.87 GiB (55.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdd1 maj-min: 8:49
ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 206.39 GiB size: 206.39 GiB (100.00%)
used: 114.87 GiB (55.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdd1 maj-min: 8:49
ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 206.39 GiB size: 206.39 GiB (100.00%)
used: 114.87 GiB (55.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdd1 maj-min: 8:49
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 17.18 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
priority: -2 dev: /dev/sdd2 maj-min: 8:50
ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 15.62 GiB used: 1.8 MiB (0.0%)
priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 50 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 29%
Info:
Processes: 289 Uptime: 52m wakeups: 0 Memory: 15.62 GiB
used: 4.95 GiB (31.7%) Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers:
gcc: 11.2.0 clang: 13.0.1 Packages: 1613 pacman: 1608 lib: 385 flatpak: 5
Shell: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.14
Garuda (2.5.6-2):
System install date:     2021-05-28
Last full system update: 2022-03-26 ↻
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       <superuser required>
Snapshots:               Timeshift
Failed units:

after a update dolphin added weird panels and i don't like them, so i set them to not be shown, but i have to do that for every dolphin session, how do i tell it to remove them for good or at least have them not shown by default?

Where have you already looked for the solution to the problem?
In KDE, Dolphin, on the internet?
If so, why didn't you mention it?

i can't find something for dolphin as a filemanager, just some brush stuff, but i found the options in the settings to show the individual panels, but apparently they are not being saved and only exist in cache or ram, and what's about that post with youtubers? how does that relate with dolphin?

You should read everything, not just the headline.

either you want to tell me a friendly ish "go to a different forum" or you want me to tell me something about garuda being arch and that stuff and yes, i know, but again, how does that relate to dolphin not saving the changes of the panels i made?

The relationship lies in the fact that users of a forum of a Linux distribution should always keep in mind what a distribution consists of, and thus what kind of support can be provided.
A distribution is putting together some existing pieces, desktop environment, applications, etc. and adding some configurations and maybe some more tools.
Support should be focused on the latter.
It's true that for everything else there are forum helpers, the community, but it's important to try to start from the right place, i.e. upstream sites, bug reports, etc.
This is my interpretation of the post about youtubers in this specific case (the link). A concept that Linux newcomers may need to understand. Maybe it's not obvious.
In this case, we're not talking about newcomers, but a link was appropriate anyway....

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the problem is that this is not from dolphin itself after some research, hence there are some "special" packets somewhere that change the appearance, on my laptop is the newest update of every package at the moment and it works just as intended without 30% of the display wasted, and i thought if someone knew, that someone would be here
also maybe the inxi of my laptop would help;

System:
  Kernel: 5.16.17-hardened1-1-hardened arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
    v: 11.2.0 parameters: pti=on page_alloc.shuffle=1
    BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-hardened
    root=UUID=233f7ef9-459a-4422-8073-261b7afc6625 rw [email protected]
    cryptdevice=UUID=61a435d7-48c9-4089-bcad-c52ad323808f:luks-61a435d7-48c9-4089-bcad-c52ad323808f
    root=/dev/mapper/luks-61a435d7-48c9-4089-bcad-c52ad323808f
    rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
    resume=/dev/mapper/luks-5332800a-eac2-4b18-a04e-66e554acc883 loglevel=3
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.24.3 tk: Qt v: 5.15.3 info: latte-dock
    wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: X75A1 v: 1.0
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X75A1 v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI: American Megatrends v: X75A1.412 date: 05/22/2013
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 39.3 Wh (94.2%) condition: 41.7/48.4 Wh (86.2%)
    volts: 12.6 min: 10.8 model: ASUSTeK K55--44 type: Li-ion serial: N/A
    status: charging
CPU:
  Info: model: Intel Pentium 2020M bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Ivy Bridge
    family: 6 model-id: 0x3A (58) stepping: 9 microcode: 0x21
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 smt: <unsupported> cache: L1: 128 KiB
    desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB L3: 2 MiB
    desc: 1x2 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1371 high: 1498 min/max: 1200/2400 scaling:
    driver: intel_cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 1245 2: 1498
    bogomips: 9583
  Flags: ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Vulnerabilities:
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
  Type: l1tf
    mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT disabled
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT disabled
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
  Type: spec_store_bypass
    mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
  Type: spectre_v1
    mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
    STIBP: disabled, RSB filling
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics vendor: ASUSTeK
    driver: i915 v: kernel ports: active: LVDS-1 empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1,VGA-1
    bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0156 class-ID: 0300
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 1.21.1.3 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X:
    loaded: intel unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa gpu: i915
    display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1600x900 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 423x238mm (16.65x9.37")
    s-diag: 485mm (19.11")
  Monitor-1: LVDS-1 mapped: LVDS1 model: LG Display 0x0390 built: 2012
    res: 1600x900 hz: 60 dpi: 107 gamma: 1.2 size: 380x210mm (14.96x8.27")
    diag: 438mm (17.3") ratio: 16:9 modes: 1600x900
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 2500 (IVB GT1)
    v: 4.2 Mesa 21.3.7 compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:1e20
    class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.16.17-hardened1-1-hardened running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.48 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Wireless 7260 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
    speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:08b2 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR8161 Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK
    driver: alx v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: e000
    bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 1969:1091 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
    bus-ID: 1-1.1:3 chip-ID: 8087:07dc class-ID: e001
  Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: down
    bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes
    address: <filter>
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 223.57 GiB used: 151.91 GiB (67.9%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Crucial model: CT240BX500SSD1
    size: 223.57 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 052 scheme: GPT
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 214.47 GiB size: 214.47 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 151.91 GiB (70.8%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
    mapped: luks-61a435d7-48c9-4089-bcad-c52ad323808f
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
    used: 720 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 214.47 GiB size: 214.47 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 151.91 GiB (70.8%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
    mapped: luks-61a435d7-48c9-4089-bcad-c52ad323808f
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 214.47 GiB size: 214.47 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 151.91 GiB (70.8%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
    mapped: luks-61a435d7-48c9-4089-bcad-c52ad323808f
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 214.47 GiB size: 214.47 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 151.91 GiB (70.8%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
    mapped: luks-61a435d7-48c9-4089-bcad-c52ad323808f
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 7.66 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
    dev: /dev/zram0
  ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 8.8 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
    priority: -2 dev: /dev/dm-1 maj-min: 254:1
    mapped: luks-5332800a-eac2-4b18-a04e-66e554acc883
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2000
Info:
  Processes: 199 Uptime: 1m wakeups: 1 Memory: 7.66 GiB
  used: 1.16 GiB (15.2%) Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers:
  gcc: 11.2.0 clang: 13.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1442 lib: 380 Shell: Bash
  v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.14
e[1;34mGaruda (2.5.6-2):e[0m
e[1;34m  System install date:e[0m     2022-01-06
e[1;34m  Last full system update:e[0m 2022-03-26
e[1;34m  Is partially upgraded:  e[0m No
e[1;34m  Relevant software:      e[0m NetworkManager
e[1;34m  Windows dual boot:      e[0m No/Undetected
e[1;34m  Snapshots:              e[0m Timeshift (maybe)
e[1;34m  Failed units:           e[0m vncserver-x11-serviced.service 

That's the point. The right thing to do, but also to report in the thread.
What I quickly tried to do e.g. (I'm on the mobile, without PC at hand) is to search the KDE bugs, KDE about Dolphin news, etc.
Then the Arch bugs and forum, for example, then the internet in general, etc.
But this should be reported, to demonstrate the effort and to avoid duplicate effort to the helpers.

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i know, but then again it seems to be a garuda-only problem, so other places than here wouldn't do the job in my view, since plain arch and debian do not share the same problem...

Ok, this is a point that should have been reported in the first post.
I have this problem (describe how to reproduce) that I haven't been able to replicate in Arch and Debian. By the way, are you sure you were in the same conditions? E g. Dolphin and KDE version. For Arch probably yes, for Debian...

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dolphin_21.12.3-1_arm64.deb yes, it is the newest i know of and the same version number as for arch

Are you using different Dolphin Service Menu addins. These are sometimes responsible for bugs.

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What specifically is the change you are making that is not being preserved? Please be descriptive.

What is the event that causes the change to revert? Reboot? Closing Dolphin?

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WTF? Which? Who? What?

i do not, just took a look
@BluishHumility starting dolphin, if i open a new one, change it back to "normal", keep it open and open the next one it's back to the "weird" layout again, seemingly without any saving
@c00ter first one is my desktop pc on which the problem is, the second my laptop (also garuda) on which the problem not appears, even tho they have got almost the same software on them

Open a new what? Window? Tab? What is opening and how are you opening it?

What is normal? You still have not explained what you are changing.

:face_with_raised_eyebrow:

What is the weird layout? How is it different than what you are expecting?

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This would appear to be the expected result for Dolphin. I have tried this on 2 Garuda systems, and EndeavourOS. To get changes to stay, make the change, exit the window (which saves changes), and then open a new instance. This applied to both panels and window geometry. All instances now opened should have set changes.

Edit: Tested in fresh install of Fedora 35, the first time opening Dolphin. another instance would open with same panel/geometry. After closing, all Dolphin instances would follow behavior above.

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a new instance

normal for me is the view without the folder, info and konsole panel

i mean if i change it back to the view how i like it (only disks and places left, and with the actual contends of whatever i'm browsing in the middle)

the weird layout for me is the layout of the screenshots, with the info, konsole and folder tab, i expect those to not be there

yes, i added that because of someone asked me to try that too, i just meant that it does not matter if i open a new instance while i changed the panels and still have that instance open or if i apply the changes and close the instance, both lead to the same view (folder, info and konsole panel)

Sorry missed that first time. I was able to duplicate the layout in your screenshot by deleting the two files below.

~/.local/share/dolphin/dolphinstaterc
~/.config/session/dolphin_dolphin_dolphin

Check that they have been recreated, and have the same permissions of 600 (-rw------). On my system, this only seems to have changed the geometry and panels, YMMV (maybe back them up before doing anything else).

If you wanted to reset dolphin completely, you could grab the ~/.config/dolphinrc (after backing the current one up) from here

Hopefully, something here will help resolve your issue.

EDIT: Also, your first garuda-inxi indicates that you might want to reboot if you haven't already.

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